I took my old Gigabyte GA EX38-DS4 motherboard, old 8GB DDR2 memory, old Intel Core2 Extreme X9650 3.00 Ghz CPU, my son’s old Cooler Master CM Storm case, my son’s old NVidia GeForce GTX 460 SE, and bought a new Thermaltake Smart 550W Power Supply ($59.99), new ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA Internal DVD Burner($22.99), and new Western Digital Desktop internal SATA 2TB Hard Drive ($69.99) parts to build my new Ubuntu Linux 14.10 computer to use for development. Total cost $163.68 (152.97 + 10.71 Tax).
I had an old IDE DVD Burner and Seagate IDE 160GB Hard Drive, but I wanted more modern SATA drives. My old Antec 1000W Power Supply (that I dropped about 2.5 months ago) got it working by opening up and when I put the cover back on it stop working. Something is shorting it, but I did not want to take the risk of being shocked.
This system runs great.
I installed Oracle Java 8 JDK u25, Apache Ant, Apache Tomcat, Jetbrains IntelliJ IDEA 14 Ultimate so far.